Saturday, May 10, 2014

Braids with Waves

I think braids work perfectly with waves.  Here are some style options. 

I do styles #1and 8 quite often.  The styles start at about 3:10.

I do the first style in this video quite often too.  I use a ponytail holder, because ratting to finish the braid does not work for my hair.

I just pinned this, so I haven't tried any of these yet.  

If you have thin-ish hair like me, your hair will look nothing like it does in this video.  On my thin-ish hair, I prefer to do a regular french braid instead of a dutch braid.  

 Here is a braid where you take a small section of hair and pull then around the other hair before you add it into your French braid.

This is another favorite of mine.  It looks complicated, but it is just a regular braid.  Then you hold one of the three pieces and slide the other two strands up the braid.  Easy.

This style is done in the same way as the one above, but with four strands.  If that seems too difficult for you, you can do it with three strands and it will look almost the same.  

I do the ponytail version of this one quite often too.  I skip the teasing at the crown.  I know, I know.  This is not a braid, it is a series of knots.  I wanted to post it here anyway.  :)

Monday, April 28, 2014


I'll be perfectly honest.  The reason I've taken so long to write a post on clipping is that I can't figure out how to clip.  It could be because my hair is very fine and thin.  It could be operator error.  Clips flop over or slide down the length of my hair.  Or if clipping does work, I get unnatural looking volume.  I have never tried the Deva clips, which are larger then other clips that shape.  Deva clips are closer to the size of duckbill clips.  Deva clip may work for me, but I have my doubts.

There are other women on the Wavy Hair Community that have clipping down pat.  They mix several of these methods on different parts of their hair to get their hair flowing in the right direction and achieve great volume.  I'm amazed at their mix of engineering and artistry.  Anyway, here are a bunch of clipping videos.

Deva Clipping with Deva clips. 
And, here is another Deva clipping video.



You can also use Duck Bill Clips.

Roller Clamps.  Here is a Frizz Off roller clamp video.  You can find roller clamps other places, but you want to look for ones with a curved shape, so they don't crush your waves.  I've also seen people use large octopus clamps or curved jaw clamps.  I think most people use these types of clips just on the roots, like the video below and don't gather up all their hair into a clip like in the video in the linked above. 
Start this video at 5:30 to see how to use the roller clamps.

Videos showing how to use small jaw or octopus clips.

Update:  I have finally found a method of clipping that works for me.  This is the method I learned from stylist Emily Kleinsorge of Lucy Skyrocket Hair Salon in Austin Texas.